Saturday, October 2, 2010

Something for Kyushu's Catholics

Peter Kim reports — Busan Women's Schola Sings Gregorian Chant Mass in Fukuoka, Japan. Writes Mr. Kim:
    It is well-known that Japan and Korea have had contentious relationship in history. It is great that now Koreans and Japanese sing to the Lord in una voce at the Mass, without alienating others by their own languages. Gregorian chant Mass sung in Latin will give Catholics of both countries a great chance to experience universality of Catholic faith. Catholics can make immense contribution for the peace of the world through sung liturgy in Latin. It will heal the internal trauma of peoples among nations.

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3 Comments:

OpenID porandojin said...

the problem is pronuciation- local, italian/vaticanian, reconstructed? the language sounds completely different each way.

3:46 AM  
OpenID porandojin said...

after listening to i think the choir uses basically italian version that vatican pronunces /scientia- they sing -shientsya-, polish f.e. would sing -stsyentsya-, 'horatian' supporter - skyentia-/ ... i really like latin but i can't stand fashionable 'tridentum' masses in poland- priests usually don't care about proper accents and mix up polish and italian pronuciation ;)

7:49 PM  
Blogger The Western Confucian said...

Interesting. I'd advocate the "Italian/Vaticanian" for obvious reasons; it's what I use when I say my prayers. I'm not sure about how Catholics pronounce Latin in the English-speaking word, but the academic pronunciation is far from the original.

8:53 AM  

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